Top-15 Crisis management expert quotes


When you see an organization bounce back quickly from a crisis you can bet it wasn’t sheer luck. They were ready.

Top-15 Crisis management expert quotes

Relax, sit back and read these quotes. Each quote is a lesson in itself, giving you stimuli for your own company or organization related to crisis preparedness.

I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can’t protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos.
― Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.
― John F. Kennedy

Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential.
― Jeannette Walls

If you don’t choose to do it in leadership time up front, you do it in crisis management time down the road.
― Stephen Covey

In crisis management, be quick with the facts, slow with the blame.
― Leonard Saffir

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
― Henry A. Kissinger

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
― Peter Drucker

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The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
― H.G.Wells

When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.
― Magic Johnson

Good governance is not fire-fighting or crisis-management. Instead of opting for ad-hoc solutions the need of the hour is to tackle the root cause of the problems.
― Narendra Modi

Social media is the problem, not the solution, in crisis management. It’s a problem if you use it to communicate in areas where you’re dealing with incredibly intense emotions and very deep conflicts.
― Eric Dezenhall

I hope to have more time to think, to look at the sky, dealing with less crisis management, to learn another language, to travel.
― Juliet Stevenson

Being constantly the hub of a network of potential interruptions provides the excitement and importance of crisis management.
― Michael Foley

Never underestimate small news organizations. Social media and newswires can take your story global, fast.
― Rick Amme

In the 21st century, a social media savant can do more harm than a trial attorney.
― Jonathan Bernstein


Tasos Pagakis is a Crisis communications expert within Telecoms, Energy, Pharma, Financial, and FMCG. Has participated in 8 company Merger & acquisitions. Worked for 42 ‘heavy-lift’ crisis including death by accident, Telco radiation, Company restructuring, Petroleum pipeline, Bribery allegations, Security systems, Food contamination, Network outage, Factory-river pollution, Consumer rights etc. As of 2016, he facilitates Crisis Preparedness Workshops for Companies and Authorities.